John Winthrop Students Place in Essay Contest
From left are Ella Pitman, Matt Mesite (writing teacher), and Jolie Edwards. (Photo courtesy of Matt Mesite )
Two 7th graders from John Winthrop Middle School in Deep River were selected in a state-wide EESmarts essay contest on energy conservation in Connecticut and were honored at the state capital building in Hartford on June 2. Jolie Edwards won first place and Ella Pitman won second place in 7th grade in a field of more than 1,200 entrants.